Billy Ray Moore Sr.

Published 7:50 pm Monday, July 27, 2015

Billy Ray Moore Sr., 80, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Beckley, W.Va.

A native of Raleigh County, W.Va., he was born March 28, 1935, the son of the late Grover C. Moore and Minnie Dodd Moore. He was the widower of the late Mary Frances Smith Moore who died June 13, 2002, after 47 years of marriage. He graduated from high school in Ghent, W.Va., and then honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force from December 1954, through December, 1958. He and his wife moved to North Carolina in 1989 where he retired from the Davidson County Sanitation Dept. He enjoyed his church and going fishing when time permitted.

Survivors: 2 sons, Darrell Moore (Dee) of High Point, and Billy Ray Moore Jr. (Donna) of Lexington; 2 daughters, Joyce Thompson (Danny) of Daniels, W.Va., and Kelly Caldwell (Thomas) of Newport News, Va.; a brother, Grover C. Moore Jr., of Ghent, W.Va., plus several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family received friends at Heaven’s Gate United Full Gospel Church, 100 Rolling Park Drive, Lexington, on Wednesday, July 29 from 6-8 p.m. The celebration of life service was to be held at the church at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30 officiated by Pastor Ken Norman. Burial was to follow at Salisbury National Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Air Force Honors Team and the VFW Memorial Honor Guard.

Memorials: Heaven’s Gate Church, address above.